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2 More Duke Players Have Entered NBA Draft Process

Duke basketball cheerleaders performing during a game.

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 02: Cheerleaders lead the Duke Blue Devils onto the court for their game against the St. John's Red Storm at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 02, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Duke freshmen sensations Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, and Cam Reddish have all declared for the NFL draft, but the freshmen weren't the only Blue Devils with NBA-level talent. Several other Duke players who may have flown under the radar have decided to join their younger counterparts in the NBA Draft process.

The school announced on Monday that junior center Marques Bolden and junior forward Javin DeLaurier will enter the NBA Draft process. Per the announcement, the two will retain their senior-year eligibility.

Bolden started 21 games last year, averaging 1.9 offensive rebounds per game. Only Zion Williamson averaged more per game.

DeLaurier started 16 games, and finished third on the team in offensive rebounds and blocks per game. He also had the highest field goal percentage on the team among starters, going .756 from the floor.

Bolden and DeLaurier were both members of Duke's 2016 recruiting class.

Coming out of high school, Bolden was a five-star recruit rated No. 14 in the country by 247Sports.

DeLaurier was a four-star prospect who was rated No. 39 in the country in the same class.

Both were a part of the same recruiting class as current NBA stars Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles III.

They can both still decide to return to Duke for their senior years.